CENTENNIAL | After some disappointing endings that went against it recently, the Eaglecrest boys basketball team got a big-time finish Saturday afternoon.

The Raptors — who lost close games to Windsor and Legend in the final seconds earlier in the week — came through in the clutch in an 84-76 overtime victory over previously undefeated and CHSAANow.com’s Class 6A No. 1-ranked Mountain Vista at The Nest.

Senior Joshua Ray scored 24 points, sophomore LaDavian King added 23 and senior Peyton Taylor turned in a triple-double with 12 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for coach Jarris Krapcha’s Raptors, who snapped their two-game losing streak and improved to 7-5 on the season.

Eaglecrest nearly knocked off the Golden Eagles (8-1) prior to winter break at the Cherry Creek Holiday Classic, but a lead that was as large as 16 points got away in a 71-65 defeat.

This time, the Raptors came back from four points down in the closing minutes of regulation, then outscored Mountain Vista 16-8 in the extra period. The Golden Eagles cut Eaglecrest’s lead to two with 36 seconds remaining, but didn’t score again.

Courtney Oakes is Sentinel Colorado Sports Editor. Reach him at sports@sentinelcolorado.com. Twitter: @aurorasports. IG: Sentinel Prep Sports

Courtney Oakes is sports Editor and photographer with Sentinel Colorado. A Denver East High School alum. He came to the Sentinel in 2001 and since then has received a number of professional awards from...

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